How to Spot a Scamming Grant Writer or Fundraiser
by: Irene Rabinowitz, USA Charity Specialist at Fogel CFO & Management Services Surprise, Surprise. Not everyone is who they say they are. This is true for supposed grant writers or fundraisers, as well. In a recent example, an NGO client of ours was contacted by...
Should My Business Repay its Loan Early?
Considerations to help you address if your business or charity should repay its loans early. We also examine explain how credit/debt commitments affect the flexibility of your organization to address unexpected downturns and opportunities.
Top 5 Principles You Need to Internalize BEFORE Starting Your Business
Entrepreneurs – nonprofit and for-profit alike – need to understand that regardless of their field, each successful venture is based on similar business principles and concepts. Here are 5 great takeaways from the interview that can help you understand, appreciate, and overcome the challenges you’ll face when founding your business.
Registering an Israeli Nonprofit: The Difference between USA Charity Entity vs. Israel Charity Entity
It is critical to understand that the official term “charity” means something different in the United States than it does here in Israel, specifically in terms of how the two governments relate to the creation of such entities. Understanding the nuances can help you avoid frustration as you get your endeavor up and running.
4 Tips for a Tax Authority Surprise-Inspection
Many businesses in Israel might not "merit" a surprise inspection from the Tax Authority (רשות המסים). However, if you are one of the "lucky" ones, here are a few things to keep in mind that my staff and I noticed during one such visit to one of my clients. FIRST,...
Nonprofits can Stick to their Mission and Increase Revenue
In today’s age of increased competition and a belief in self-sustainability in the nonprofit space, charities are feeling the pressure to adjust, expand, and to rethink. Nonprofits should stick to their mission. While organizations continually need to set aside...
Can Your Venture Survive the $2,000 Challenge?
A recent NPR podcast told of a report done back in 2011 by Oxford professor Peter Tufano. He set out to examine how fragile American households are by exploring if a family could come up with $2000 with 30 days notice. Research showed that most emergencies can be...
Guest Post: Lessons from a Short-Lived Nonprofit
[The article "lessons from a short-lived nonprofit" first appeared in my previous site, The Nonprofit Banker, back in November 2010. It's as relevant now as it was then.] Chana Mason was born in Colombia and grew up in South Florida. She has a degree in Theatrical...
When the Checks Arrive but Can’t Be Cashed
Why companies and charities need to understand the regulatory repercussions when discussing names in their branding and marketing sessions.
The 3 Questions Your Fledgling Business NEEDS to Ask
Yesterday Hub Etzion, a co-working space located in Gush Etzion where I physically sit and serve as its board chair, hosted veteran PR & Communication strategist Alan Weinkrantz. Alan lent his talents by holding open "office hours" for over five hours for local...